Dog Breeds With Goatees, Beards, and Mustaches

Updated on August 21, 2019
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Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, former veterinary assistant, and author of the online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs."

Learn about some of the many breeds of dogs with beards.
Learn about some of the many breeds of dogs with beards. | Source

If you thought goats and guys were the only animals to boast chin hair, think again. That little tuft of facial hair sprouts from the snouts of some of man's best friends.

If you're looking for a dog who sports a fashionable goatee, you'll be happy to learn that several dog breeds not only have goatees but may have mustaches, too.

As fascinating as these pooches are, consider though that that facial hair needs a little bit of TLC.

The following breeds boast a goatee and some even have mustaches. Of course, these are just a few of the many breeds with beards.

If you are considering showing your dog make sure you read the breed standard carefully. Those beards need to be tidy and kept well in order.


Meet the schnauzers. These handsome dogs come in three sizes: miniature, standard and giant. Regardless of size, they all boast thick whiskers, a walrus-like mustache, and that irresistible beard.

Special care is mandatory: Water, food, and slobber can easily cause the goatee to become discolored, so you must wipe down and dry the beard at least once a day.

Brushing the beard is also helpful in removing any food remnants and preventing these dudes from becoming smelly or unhealthy.

Bearded Collies

If you ever wondered, yes, a goatee comes at a price: extra care and grooming. If you're a clean freak, know what you'll be getting into before getting a bearded collie.

When he drinks, his beard will absorb water, which will inevitably drip all over your immaculate floors after he walks away.

When he eats, his beard will absorb food, which will get dirty and smelly and will inevitably get you dirty, too, as he comes close to you for some cuddling.

Airedale Terriers

Cleaning up the floors after drinking and cleaning up the goatee after eating may not seem like that big of a deal, but expect some extra cleaning if your bearded dog loves to spend time outdoors.

Airedale terriers love the outdoors and digging and romping in the yard. That beard in the meanwhile collects dirt, debris, and even the occasional burr.

Cleaning it up after outings will help bring back this breed's majestic looks.

Yorkshire Terrier with a short beard.
Yorkshire Terrier with a short beard. | Source

Yorkshire Terriers

These lovable pooches have shiny, silky coats and will grow goatees if the hair under the chin is allowed to grow unchecked.

Because Yorkies are small and fit well under furniture, their coats and beards may work better than your average feather duster in collecting dust bunnies. It's up to you to decide how long you want the beard to grow.

In the conformation ring, you may see it touch the floor, but most owners find a 4–6-inch beard ideal.

Lhasa Apso

For a good reason, one of the Lhasa Apso titles is the "Bearded Lion Dog of Tibet." Unlike the lion, this breed sports a long, fluent goatee rather than a mane.

The whiskers and long beard, which often boasts tips darker than the rest of the body, gives him his unique character and regal appearance.

While it's true that the coat and head furnishings take quite a while to grow long, it's well worth the wait once this dignified fellow shows his stuff and looks apso-lutely stunning on the show ring.

Other Bearded Dogs

These are just a few of the many dogs boasting goatees, beards, and mustaches.

Other breeds include the Australian Silky Terrier, the Berger des Pyrenees, the Puli, the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, the Coton de Tulear, the Tibetan Terrier, and the Maltese.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Adrienne Farricelli


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      Jean Terman 

      3 years ago

      Sealyham Terriers also have beards these days.

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      Adrienne Farricelli 

      3 years ago

      Andrea Dee, go to Google, type "google images" and then type "lhasa apso grooming". You will see several haircuts for the breed like lion cuts, puppy cuts etc. Select the style you like and ask your groomer if she/he can do that. It may be best to keep the whiskers intact, as some dogs act odd after their whiskers are groomed. Good luck!

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      3 years ago

      I love my baby Lhasa Apso. I did not adopt her on the basis of her breed. I like the way my Baby looks, without mustache or beard. When I have her groomed, can I ask for (not only NO LONG-TO-THE-FLOOR coat, but also...) clipped back moustache, beard, and eyebrows? Thanks for your responses.

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      7 years ago

      We have a Miniature Schnauzer and his beard looks nothing like the guy you have in the picture here. (So pretty.) When we first got him he had an adorable little puffy beard, but now it is usually messy even after a comb - he's just too busy. But, we love his messy beard because it adds personality to him.

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      Adrienne Farricelli 

      7 years ago

      My neighbor's Schnauzer squeezed through our fence the other day and had a dirty beard and mustache. The evening later I found our trash can tipped over and apparently that little stinker ate all the leftover spaghetti and sauce. Wasn't hard to tell who was to blame, lol! But with such a cute face, I couldn't hold a grudge. I actually called his owner to ask if he was OK and didn't get a tummy ache! I love schnauzers!

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      7 years ago from Hawaii

      I love schnauzers! A friend of mine has a miniature schnauzers and she's the cutest thing.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      The Queen of our house is a Miniature Schnauzer! I love the breed, although she can be stubborn and very independent. I trim her beard myself to save money, and sometimes I get one side higher than the other. Her hair grows very fast!

      Voted UP, and will share.

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      7 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub; I had a little Schnauzer called Pepper for 17 years and oh how I loved the goatee!!!

      They are wonderful dogs ;and the eyebrows/goatees do indeed add to their characters.

      I loved this one and have to vote up,across and share .

      Have a great weekend.


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      7 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      ahhh, too cute, makes it fun for dog groomers I would think.

      giving them a look to add to their personalities. :)


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